I’ve always been jealous of the Krazy Coupon Lady and all those people on TLC’s Extreme Couponing who walk out of the store paying only $3.50 for $400 worth of groceries. I don’t have the patience to go through all the weekly flyers, compare them with the Sunday paper coupons, and then cross reference them with online additional coupons and deals. I wish I did. And here’s why.
I’ve put myself on a budget. I am not allowing myself to go to the store unless I have a list in hand. And it’s killing me. I like walking the aisles, seeing what I like and possibly purchasing a few items I didn’t intend to, because I wanted something. And now I can’t do that.
So I went on to the Krazy Coupon Lady’s website today. I was curious. Could I get something for free, or at least almost free? And there it was, Almay coupons ($5 off 2 Almay products), an in-store deal (buy one, get one 50% off), and an in-store coupon ($2 off inside the monthly Wal-greens coupon book). Off to Wal-greens I went, bee-lining it to the makeup section.
In hand: two Almay makeup removing pads (one priced at $6.49, another at $5.99). Yes, I meant to grab two at $5.99, but I’m not crying over spilled milk. Anyway, with buy one get one free, all those coupons, and then a $3 balance reward saving, I watched the $12.48 bill go down to 48 cents. Yup! 48 cents! SO excited. I think I might like this couponing thing.